Posted by Bob on April 27, 2003
In Reply to: What is the origin? posted by Linda on April 27, 2003
: Where did the phrase "beat you like a red-headed step-child" come from. I have heard it off and on all my life but can not find the origin. Why does it have a spefic color of hair?
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